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Sierra Participates in NEA’s Digital Humanities Workshop

September 27, 2017

This summer, Dr. Wendi Sierra was among a small number of scholars selected to participate in KairosCamp, the inaugural National Endowment for the Humanities Institute for Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities workshop.

Wendi Sierra

Held at West Virginia University, KairosCamp is named after the leading journal in digital, multimedia scholarship, which has been publishing online in multimedia formats since 1996. Sierra is an assistant professor in the English Department.

KairosCamp instructors were drawn from nationally recognized and award-winning scholars who edit several scholarly multimedia publications and publish digital media scholarship. The workshop focused on the development of digital scholarly projects in the humanities and humanistically oriented social sciences.

Participants were selected from among a wide pool of applicants across multiple disciplines and chosen because of the promise of their research to be realized in publishable multimedia formats. This select group of 14 scholars included graduate students, lecturers, and full professors who participated in the two-week institute. They learned best practices for composing and sustaining digital multimedia scholarship from concept to prototype.

This introductory workshop concluded with presentations for publishing stakeholders on the WVU campus, and participants left the workshop with either a prototype, proposal for future funding, or a work plan for completing their project. Participants were also invited to present their work at the 2018 Computers & Writing conference, the 34th annual conference for the field of digital rhetoric and digital media composition.